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where the picture is much brighter for those who never thought the massive drought would end. football in the flint hills-- we travel with andrew mccrea to the rolling hills in kansas and oklahoma to remember a football great. another wild winter-- get ready to unpack those those parkas. we'll tell you what portions of the country noaa thinks will get hammered with the cold, ice, snow and even flooding. and in john's world, would you rather have pop or water, ah the choice is changing. now for the market related news, as cattle prices try to improve, the october feedyard losses are still spooky, creating financial turmoil for many. the latest sterling beef profit tracker shows feedlots are losing nearly 475 dollars per head. that's a 74 dollar improvement from last
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stopped by hartley feeders in northern texas this week. they told me the situation is as bad as advertised.
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off to a great start. rains kept coming all the way to the first of august, then they turned off. dry the rest of august and september. record heat in september taht we hadn't had all summer. got into 100's. but still this crop held on, thrived and is going to be what looks like - for the county - a record sorghum crop ) born says they wrapped up winter wheat planting this week. the health of the rural economy continues to struggle. creighton university's rural mainstreet index covers a 10-state region and shows. nearly one-third of corn is being sold below breakeven. the r-m-i also shows equipment sales hitting record lows. cash rents did see relief, falling 15 percent from a year ago..looking down the road, the confidence index slid, with ag manufacturing and energy prices
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mike hoffman has our short-term forecast. mike, harvest is behind in some areas. who can play catch-up next week? thanks, tyne. well overall it's been a pretty dry season for much of the corn belt. but i think we get into a more progressive patterns as more and more areas start to get some rain, so you probably want to get things done as quickly as you can. some of those areas could get rain later in eh week. southern mississippi valley and texas all depending on a tropical looking system on the computer models. we'll talk about that later. but the drought continues out west. and it has been getting worse in some of the southern plains. let's go day by day. as we start off on monday of this week you can see a system in the four corner region some showers and storms out that way. a few showers along the cold front in the northern plains a couple of showers in southern florida. other than that high pressure from louisiana all the way into new york and pennsylvania keeping thins dry. still pretty cold in the far northeast. by wednesday then that system moving through the upper
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will be some scattered areas off showers and even some thunderstorms there and in parts of the plains states with some rain across many parts of michigan and wisconin it looks like with that storm tracking eastward. scattered showers farther east. high pressure keeping it dry in the southeast and the west. but going onn to friday, there's that tropical looking system again. that could be farther east spreading some of that rain farther east. so it will depend on the track of that. but another system out west and yeah, those are some snow flakes. higher elevations of the nortern rockies with some snow there, otherwise showers out west. showers in the east as well with some scattered snow mixing inn with that and some of the higher elevations of new york on northward into eastern canada. we'll be back in our next h alf hour with our longer range forecast. thanks, mike. soybeans saw some support this week, we'll see if we can credit exports or troubles in brazil for the price bump. mike north and ted seifried join me in two minutes.
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e backo u.s. f table with me this week is mike north of commodity risk management group, and ted seifried of zaner ag. heard some basis kind of changing, and more attractive in some areas. so, ted, we'll start with you. if we are seeing basis improving how can some of these farmers use that to their advantage right now? >> yeah, so i like the idea of locking in basis. not pricing, but locking in basis right now for further on out. i think that's great. i think basis might be a little fragile right here because as we get to the tail end of this harvest storage is filling up very quickly. a lot of guys wanting to not price right here because of the price that we have currently, so as we start to dump more of this grain on the market, that basis might start to come down now at this point
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because we really haven't gotten that october rally that everybody had been hoping for. >> yeah, mike, so about what those farmers that are so adamant about putting this crop in the bin right now? >> that's where i take a little different turn from ted, actually. in looking at the carry in the market it has come down. you can take corn out to april now, and there's about 1cents a carry. a lot of areas around the country have an even better basis offering out in the spring. my local area, for example, it's 50 from current prices out to spring. that's a nice opportunity. if it's going to go in the bin my recommendation is sell forward and look at some calls if your basis is really, really good. take advantage of what's there right now, and not just be taking an open risk in the bin. >> now, this week, earlier this week i was in the texaoklahoma panhandle area. they're dealing with an opposite situation. nowhere to put this grain. no storage space because they have so much. basis is falling out, so, ted, what's your advice for them when they just can't catch a break with basis right now? >> yeah, in that case i think you're looking at selling and then owning calls
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them as they kind of work through that situation of having massive corn piles that they're not used to having. there is, as mike pointed out, a bit of a carry in the market for corn. for soybeans not so much. soybeans are going to be mor certainly not giving you incentive to store. they're asking you to sell off the combine, basically. so i think if you're selling, if you're having to sell off the combine you're looking to re bushels. i think there's off side of corn as we get into decisions about planting next year. corn needs to buy acres. this is a great example that this year where we have a decline in carry on the second best record or second best yield we've ever seen, so, again, i like the idea of owning upside potential, but letting go of some bushels if that's what you have to do. i think you re calls. >> mike, you agree with that? >> i do. i think going forward that's the best way to manage the risk and the opportunity both. it lessons up your exposure and gives you a
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quick, usda last week. we didn't see much adjustment in soybean yield. do you think that's coming next month? >> i do. i think the reality is if you look at the last ten years, in five of those years we've raised yield from september to october. every one of those years we've raised yield from october to november by an average of about .8 of a bushel, so i think there's more showing up in november for sure. >> okay, let's say we raise these soybean yields, what do you think the acreage is going t acreage mix is going to be next spring? you kind of alluded to it a little bit earlier, but this is a conversation that's never too early to talk about, right? >> yeah, absolutely. and i think, you know, we see a very sort of the need that we need to buy back some of these corn acres. because again, we have a second highest yield we have ever seen according to the usda, yet, we have a decline in carry over. so what were to happen if we were to have a mediocre year or a little bit of a problem
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situation for corn pretty quickly. so, again, that is year where corn is going to need to kind of pry some of those acres back out away from soybeans. in particular it's going to have to happen in the north. take north dakota, for example, that's lost about a million and a half acres of corn in the last two years, and to get those acres back up there i think you're going to need to see $4.25 to $4.40, to $4.50 corn. i really like how corn looks going into december, january, february. however i'm not sure we have harvest lows in because of the size of the crop and because we have a better than expected crop, especially for corn. a lot of those bushels are getting sold now because they weren't planned on or previously sold, so this is a year where harvest lows might happen a little bit later than expected. everybody wanted to see it early october. i'm not sure we see that until towards middle, end of november. >> mike, what's your view on harvest lows and what price
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next year? >> i agree with what ted was pointing out. i think our lows come a little bit later. we haven't flushed out the size of this crop. there's a lot of extra bushels out there that weren't planned for, so the bins that are partially full at home are going to need to be able to provide enough space to accommodate the extra bushels. they're not. some bushels are going to have to come to town period, and i think that draws the lows out into late october. bottom line is as we go forward this talk of acreage is going to be an interesting one going into the winter because if we do get that yield increase in november on soybeans, if south america has some nice weather to get this really, really big crop off the ground and into the bin come spring, this acreage bin was always one of relativity. if bean prices are heavily under attack, it doesn't take a big corn price to buy acres. $4 on the board right now might look really attractive if beans are $7.50 or $8. >> mike mentioned
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did see some price support in soybeans this week. how much did south america actually have to do with that? we'll talk about that when we come back on u.s. farm report. winfield is your trusted agronomic and business partner with the expertise, products and insights to help you make the right decisions from planting to harvest in today's complex agribusiness environment. [ break ] welcome back. well,
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let's hit on south america from the did some weather troubles down there, is that what spurred this price increase this week and could it continue to do so, ted? >> yeah, so the rally we saw on tuesday we can talk about exports. we had a sale of 240,000 to china that morning. we had good export inspections. but the bigger deal was weather. we're getting a little concerned about some dryness that we're seeing in northern brazil. they're well behind their five but it kind of reminds us a little bit about last year with the el nino pattern that they've had. they could end up being better. if they get the rains,
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is, can they get that second crop of corn in or not? if not it might have to go to beans, which means even more bean acreage. >> so if we do have more bean acreage and not a lot of weather problems down there, that doesn't sound good. how do we prepare here in the u.s., mike? >> well, that just cues up the same talk that we had before. if we end up with that added acreage in south america, that will put a lot of pressure on soybeans. we obviously need price to buy acres, but it's not such a large price that we need to buy acres on corn that guys might migrate towards more corn and less soybeans. $4.25 probably gets it done, and we're not far off with that right now with these futures just north of $4. so these type of things as we go through the winter are going to be watched really, really closely, and mild fluctuations in corn price relative to beans can gain acres and guys will be forced to move
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on ground they didn't think they had it on. so budgets change a lot when you get a little extra yield, and corn is generally more known for that than soybeans are, and i think that's where the grab gets made. we're going see acres kind of migrate a little bit easier this year to corn than they did last year. >> you mentioned el nino. noaa came out with the winter forecast. looks good for cattle country as far as moisture goes. maybe too much moisture in places, but some improved moisture situation. at the same time experts came out, they think live cattle prices could rally to the end of 2015. when you look at these cattle charts, ted, do you think we'll continue to see price recovery? we saw a little bit this week. >> yes, it's been a nice bounce off of lows, but right now we've got a bit of a v bottom in cattle. if there's any market that's going to have a v bottom in it, cattle might be historically done that from time to time. however, i'm a little suspect on those lows. you look at that forecast for decent temperatures, and you look at where corn prices are, it's going to be fairly easy to hold weights through this winter if that forecast verifies, and weight's been the biggest
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detriment to live cattle prices. aside from that exports are questionable at best, so i'm having a hard time getting really excited about a continued recovery in live cattle prices. a little concerned that the lows are yet to be set there. >> for dairy, mike, trans partnership, you know, we don't know how good or how bad we're still trying to wait until we see what impact it's going to have on dairy, but how do you view it? i mean if we do increase, it can increase our exports, will it be that supportive for our dairy market? >> it doesn't look like it. we'll wait to see, obviously, what the rules say when they start writing them, but for the moment it appears it's largely going to be a wash for u.s. dairy. bottom line is it really comes back to us expanding our relationships in country rather than worrying about what the gate looks like as we go in through the ports. the bottom line here is that u.s. struggles with u.s. dollar and our competitiveness in the world market. that relationship is going to have to get really, really strong to develop
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customer loyalty that somewhat supersedes price so, and so the tpp is a nice, formal step in that direction, but it really boils down to people in both countries coming together to make that come, to take dairy a little farther. >> all right, some good points. thank you, both, when we come back we'll get their closing thoughts. it's markets now. >> u.s. farm report is brought to you by basf. grow smart with basf and get the most acre after acre season after season. [ break ] welcome
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going to start with you. >> the rally we saw in soybeans on tuesday was very impressive. 26.5 cents higher or so, but since then we've kind of given some of that back, tipping back below $9 here on friday. we're going to see what the weather forecast looks like for brazil on monday. that's going to maybe set the tone here for the week, maybe for the rest of the month.
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they're going to get planting done, then we go back to the idea of, we're in the middle of harvest, this is a harvest that is bigger than expected. there's more bushels than expected and a lot of those bushels could be coming to market considering the idea there's no carrier or incentive to store soybeans right now, which could mean we might have to see some more pressure on beans going forward. so south american weather, we're in this mini weather market. let's see what it looks like on monday. could be good, if not, back to harvest. >> all right, mike north? >> corn market testing the september low from the move that came out of the box, front end of september. 3.74, if that's violated we're looking at 3.60 price point as the next target. that creates some real trouble for guys that are really wanting to store corn, and so what's important right now is looking out at what basis opportunities are in front of you, what the carry structure in the market is offering, and start making some decisions about what you're going to do with that corn rather than just throwing it into the bin and
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hoping that the price gets better. so sell forward to capture carry and/or basis opportunities. use puts to protect the downside if you're going play the open game. >> all right, thank you both for being here this week. we appreciate it, and a good input. stay with us. john phipps joins us when we come back. receive a free trial of the daily market letter and gain knowledge about current market conditions from the professionals at bower trading. view the markets like never before. go to bowertrading.com.
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noticing an interesting trend across america when it comes to who drinks pop and how much they consume. he joins us now from the farm. john. americans are drinking less soda. or pop. or coke. let's just say carbonated soft drinks. numerous surveys have tried to figure out why. farmers have a dog in this fight also as soft drinks are a major demand for high-fructose corn syrup - hfcs. certainly concerns about obesity are a factor.
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calories and sugar are in typical carbonated beverages. i know we stopped drinking them as an easy way to try to battle unwanted weight. this controversy over hfcs has certainly received ample attention. such health concerns are clear, but i would be surprised if this was all there was to this trend. in fact, i can think of several reasons i seldom see mentioned. first, pop got too expensive in my judgment. the fact that restaurants make more profit from the soda with your meal than the meal has become widely known, and resented, at least by me. besides, if we want to flaunt our wealth with an expensive beverage, coffee has locked up that market segment. second, the soon to be top drink choice - bottled water has a real convenience feature: you don't have to have a refrigerator. water is good at any temperature. third, and in a related sense, bottled water doesn't go flat. you can keep it in your pickup or on a shelf for
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there appears to be a generational aspect to soda consumption. younger americans may consider pop something their parents drink a lot of - which is a sure kiss of commercial death for their age group. i know bottled water has its own problems - mainly the bottles. but i believe it represents a step forward in health and environmental protection compared to soda. sometimes progress on problems like obesity progresses one step at a time. thanks, john. still to come, noaa has a winter forecast for the record books. but some of that moisture is helping heal the land for many ranchers in the southwest. we'll have their story after the break. from the
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studios of farm journal broadcast, this is u.s. farm this weekend. some of our viewers could be in for another wild ride this winter. we'll tell you why el nino could mean snow, cold and massive flooding for parts of the u-s. ranching relief- our farm journal report takes us to new mexico where recent rains are helping to heal the land and attitudes. in american countryside, we remember a man considered to be
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answers a viewers frustration over the switch to tier 4. now for the headlines, the southern u-s needs to brace for a wetter and colder winter. and you can thank a strong el nino for that. the national oceanic and atmopspheric administration, or noaa, just releasing it's winter outlook this week. areas of the southeast, texas and even california are forecast to see moisture levels more than 50 percent of average. that could mean drought improvement on the west coast, but also massive flooding inareas. the northern tier of states could see the opposite, with michigan forecast to see 40 percent below normal precipitation. as for temperatures, texas all the way to florida are looking to be cooler than normal with warmer temperatures spanning across much of the north and west. many forecasters are already comparing the 2015 outlook to 1997. this comparison of sea- surface tempertture shows why. the winter of '97 through '98 brought the second warmest
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intense flooding, and a massive ice storm hit the northeast. despite no news of avian flu outbreaks this fall, iowa based harris-vaccines says it's been awarded the contract to provide avian flu vaccine to the usda. the 6 million dollar contract covers 2 years and 48-million doses--about half of which are due in the next 45 days. harris says the contract to make the vaccines doesn't mean usda has decided to vaccinate birds for high path avian flu. iowa's third largest egg producer says it's going cage free. the des moines register reports rembrandt foods will make cage free the company's new standard, but didn't give a tmeline. the company says the move is prompted by more food companies wanting eggs produced this way the most recent government study says less than 10 percent of the nation's egg supply is raisecage-free. after a week-long firestorm prompted by the obama adminstration removing
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pork from the federal prison system, the government is putting the meat back on the menu. the administration said the decision was based on surveys of prisoners' food preferences. iowa senator chuck grassley is chairman of the senate judiciary committee, and oversees the federal prison system and expressed dismay. the national pork producers council battled back, saying they found it that hard to believe, and that while prisoners are denied certain rights, bacon should not be one of them. that's it for news...meteorologist mike hoffman joins us now with the long-range forecast. mike, noaa's forecast is pretty brutal, and they're still thinking strong el nino. do you agree? thanks, tyne. i do agree with the strong el nino. but there's one other factor we still have some very warm waters in the northeast pacific and that's what brought east very cold temps the last two winters. so there could be a battle here. i'll have my forecast obviously as we head through the next few weeks. there's the troph as we start this week. another one out west. this is where that
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hour comes into play. you can see how it just ripples moving from west to east, each one bringing chance of showers so we increase our chance for rain as we head through the next week to 10 days. 30 day outlook for temperatures, above normal northern plains, most of the west, below normal for much of western texas and some of ht surrounding areas. also above normal in the northeast. precip over the next 30 days, northern tier of states, especially the northern great lakes far northern plains into the northwest below normal. but from much of the four corner region, across the southern tier of states into the southeast, above normal precip. expected over the next 30 days thanks, mike. before california, before oregon, the southern plains felt the heat of unrelenting drought. a million head of cattle or more disappeared from the region. in new mexico--the skies shut off...pastures and crops shriveled and blew away. in 2013, clinton griffiths took viewers to northeastern new mexico where farmers and
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ranchers--incluidng his own family--were struggling to survive. today, the scene is much different. both hope and harvest have returned to the land of enchantment. over the last five years, john griffiths has spent a lot of time driving...watching...and waiting.... for a year like 2015. e got it planted in early september and had a couple good rains on it and i think its coming along pretty well. winter wheat is up, the grass is growing.... and irrigation water is once again spilling down a network of concrete channels, pumping life back into these dry and depleted soils. four out of the last 5 years we didn't have any water from the canal from the reservoir so this year has been a drastic improvement. add to it, timely rains and the landscape is early unrecognizable. to this date we've had 20 and a quarter inches of rain and last year had 9 inches the year before we had
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4 and the year before that we had 4.5 inches of rain. 25:23 this is what it looked like in june 2013, when my dad spent the summer digging blowing dirt away from fence lines...while his cows spent time on an abandoned wheat field. so our cows have done well but had to move them. sometimes 4 times in a year we would have to move them up to 40 miles to another place. if we hadn't had registered cows we would have wound up selling them all. 28:24 today his home pastures are recovering...and the drive to check cows is much shorter. it's been the first year in 5 years we've been able to have our cows at home and not have to have them farmed out somewhere. it's been a similar story for neighbor dallas dowell. i've had better crops, i don't think i've had prettier crops. painting fields hues of red and gold, the grain sorghum is headed out...and harvest is quickly approaching. we should start here in the next 2-3 weeks
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going to be cured out and dried down by then. 4:41 after crop failures three of the last four years, 2015 and it's plentiful water--is helping calm nerves and reinvigorate a community. we went for about 3 years there people were very depressed and just kind of in a foul mood. just hard. and if a rain came by and missed you you were really in a bad mood. usda estimates new mexico sorghum harvest will jump almost 40 percent this year---and the crop was rated nearly 90 percent good to excellent in mid-september. hay is also much improved. not only were we not making crops but we were trying to hold on to our cattle and sheep. and we were buying truck loads of hay and feed all the time. where today we've been able to produce our own hay and own grain for winter feed. 5:22 even as year end approaches, producers here are physically and mentally carrying a lighter a forecast that seems almost as foreign as the
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recently felt like it would never bloom again. thanks clinton. he says in the last couple weeks since visiting... more rain has fallen in parts of the state. residents hope the el nino forecast of a wet winter holds true. when we come back, john phipps joins us. tier 4 engines, are faremrs getting a raw deal?
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l as for the added coast. john phipps is here with more. john. dale leslein in durango, iowa is upset about tier four engine regulations. "the us government has put the american farmer at a huge disadvantage. the us government has mandated the new cleaner and very expensive tier 4 engines in all new equipment while our foreign competition can use the much cheaper (and def free) engines. if we are truly committed to cleaning up the air then we should pass a law stating that food cannot be imported into this country unless it comes from a tier 4 engine country. since there are no other countries that mandate tier 4 engines this would force them to clean up there act or not compete directly against american farmers in the us market. this is the only fair thing to do." dale, thank you
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and hassle of new lower emission regulations that has changed engines and made the def barrel a feature at our fuel stations. unfortunately, this battle is lost. tier 4 engines were mandated in 2008 as part of a sequential effort to clean up particulates and nitrous compounds from diesel engines. the results are significantly in lower emissions, especially in urban areas. actually, europe, china, india, japan, and other developed countries do have similar standards with slightly different deadlines, so u-s producers are not the only ones affected. since the new standards only apply to new engines, it will be a while before the majority of our fleet is tier four. but as i have stated before, our experience on
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efficiency outweighs the cost and hassle of adding def. the problem is the costs seem obvious, but healthier air is harder to notice, especially in the country. we went through similar outrage when lead was removed from gasoline and cars had to get catalytic converters. i don't hear anyone advocating for going back to the days of smog. we'll get used to tier 4 too, i believe. thanks, john. send your questions or comments to john at mailbag at u-s farm report dot com. when we come back, when you think of the flint hills permanently parked across the plains, you probably don't think about football, but after the break, we'll travel with andrew mccrea to see why it holds a special place in the hearts of fans of notre dame.
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eastern kansas and north central oklahoma paints a beautiful scenic picture when driving across that part of the country this time of year. but it's known for more than just its wide open spaces. andrew mccrea takes us to kansas to relive a tragedy 85 years ago. sue ann brown's family farm and ranch is located in the wide open spaces of the flint hills in chase county ks. her father was 13 years old in late march of 1931, when he was preparing to get a head start on planting corn that spring. (he had gone out to the corn crib to get another sack of corn and he heard these engines roar, and he thought it was cars racing down the road.) a car race in the country was a big deal, so sue ann's father, easter, went inside the house to
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got out there all was quiet and they thought he was just pulling their leg. but shortly after that he got a phone call and it was his uncle saying that an airplane ahd crashed over west so they all got in their pickup and drove over there show historical photos of crash here--- the family went up a rugged trail to the crest of a small hill. neighbors on horseback had beaten them to the crash site. twa flight 599 with eight aboard was en route from kansas city to wichita when it encountered icing conditions and structural fatigue. there were no survivors. the heathman family stayed until ambulances arrived. by then, a crowd had gathered and many took souvenirs (dad's brother put brought home a propeller and hung it on the wall behind the couch until the sheriff came and said they needed that.) but even hours after the crash, no one at the site realized one of the nationally recognized men who had died in the crash. there was perhaps a good reason they
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turned the radio on to get the farm reports then turned it back off :09) rockne and nd football photos/video here--- notre dame football coach, knute rockne was a football legend in his own time. his fighting irish had won four national titles and he had compiled a record of 105 wins to only 12 losses in his time at the university. he was on his way to los angeles for filming of a movie about the team. in 1935 a memorial marker was erected to all who perished in the crash. over time her father became the guide who often led people to that marker. he was one of the few eye witnesses to the aftermath who was still living. the cornelius family in texas owns the land. after they bought it and built a house up there they kept the gate locked, but gave dad the combination to the lock.so he was the go to person to take people up there. that was the highlight of his day if someone pulled up to the crash site :23) easter heathman's connection to notre dame football was quite by accident, but his dedication to preserving the memorial and taking people to view it, was noticed by the university. in fact, a plaque in his honor greets those who enter the
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stadium in south bend. sue ann's father passed in 2008 but people continue to make their way here, now some eight plus decades later. they visit the crash site memorial and come into town to see the museum. sue ann continues the tradition of having those visitors sign her father's resgistry that he began so long ago. (dad has kept a book that he's had all of his visitors sign and every state and two countries have been there it's been nearly 85 years since the crash that claimed the life of rockne and several others, yet fans still come here to pay their respect to the memorial, to see the museum and even a car named after the coach. its football history tied to the ranches of these flint hills. traveling the countryside of cotton woods falls kansas, i'm andrew mccrea traveling the countryside. thank you, andrew. you can hear more from andrew by visiting american countryside dot com, or downloading the my
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country church salute...please stay with us, now it's time for tractor tales and country church salute with al pell. thanks
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tyne. our featured tractor this week is a case la. this iron classic worked for the same family for many years until it was put up for auction. fortunately for the owner, he
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dad and farm goes to this tractor back in the 1950s and 60s, they were always so proud of their l.a. case, because that was the one tractor they said they never got stuck in the field with, so that was always their heavy tillage tractor. they would use it a lot in the fall and winter for trying to get their plowing chores done. after my dad died and then his dad died, they had a farm sale and it wound up going on to a farm sale and was able to track it down and bring it back again. well surprisingly it doesn't fit in quite as well as with our 450 500 horse power four wheel drive tractors, but it still makes a fun piece to have and when you set it next to our current tractors and you think how much agriculture has changed here in a few years. the other side to that was when i take it down the road somewhere and i decide that the right is a little bit brutal on it and say boy it took a man to drive these tractors back in the day. the engine had a problem with the head. and so we had to send the head off and of course we couldn't find a
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furnace and had the cracks in it re-welded and then we freshened the motor, but the rest of the tractor was basically pretty sound. we gave it a coat of paint and new tires and we were good to go, we were probably ready to go to the field if we needed to. today's country church salute goes to zion community church in millersburg, indiana. the church is celebrating their 150th anniversary this year.the church started with only 17 members in 1865, meeting in people's homes and school houses. in 1868, they started building their first church home, finally finsihing the structure a year later. the congregation did something neat to pay tribute to their rural heritage. they had a drive your tractor to church sunday. our thanks to ron larew for sharing their story. we'd like to hear about your church. you can email us at mailbag at u-s farm report dot com or submit your information through facebook or
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ogsso report the midwest, while growers in south carolina just can't catch a reak. sonya howard says soybeans are yielding pretty good near sioux city. here's cohen taking a ride with his uncle dan. i snapped this picture of the perfect texas pahnandle sunrise outside canyon. you can see our videographer mike working hard as the sun just peaked over the horizon. texas brought the heat this week... tempeartures were in the 80s and 90s this week. it helped dry out the crops and allowed farmers to get back in the field. there was a lot of
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brought you last week from south carolina. the extensive damage just continues to roll in, but farmers tell us they are still weeks away from knowing just how bad it is. entire fields were destroyed. watts farms in williambsurg county took these pictures, showing the before, during and after the storm. the area received two feet of rain, ripping peanuts out of the ground, sending the crops out of the river . they said they've never seen anything like it. and yes that river debri is actually floating peanuts. as always, we want to hear from you, send comments to mailbag-at-u-s-farm-report-dot- com or check us out on facebook and twitter. for all of us at u.s. farm report, i'm tyne morgan. thank you for watching u-s farm report. be sure to join us right here again next week, as we work to build on our tradition. have a great weekend,
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